According to a Wall Street Journal report, Trump spent four hours trying to prepare for a possible interview by special counsel Robert Mueller.
“In an informal, four-hour practice session, Mr. Trump’s lawyers were only able to walk him through two questions, given the frequent interruptions on national-security matters along with Mr. Trump’s loquaciousness, one person familiar with the matter said,” the WSJ said.
“The president has pressing responsibilities for national security,” he said. “It’s tough to make that time. On the other hand, presidents have done it in the past. That particular tidbit is delicious and it seems like an outtake from within the loop. There’s the absurdity and believability of high office — two questions in four hours.”
“With regular breaks for presumably tweeting as well as national security,” Avlon said. “Here is the point, first of all, he is totally loquacious, he is not focussed. Two questions derail him for large periods of time? Sure.”
“So that they can help him make a final decision,” Zeldin continued. “I’m not so sure that he’s actually made a final decision. He has an instinct saying, ‘I can talk my way through an interview with Mueller.’ These practice sessions inform him whether that’s true or not. That’s smart for them to practice with him and say, ‘What do you think?’”
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